Area fire agencies training on water-dropping operations in the county

Pilots aboard San Bernardino County sheriff’s 40 King helicopter took a break from patrol rounds Monday to work with firefighters on water-dropping operations in preparation for fire season.

Firefighters from Colton, Loma Linda and San Bernardino gathered at an open field near Crossroads and Fairway drives. They trained in radio communications and set up the helicopter’s Bambi Bucket – a container that can scoop up to 144 gallons of water.

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